Hacked versions of iPhone apps such as Spotify, Minecraft and Pokemon Go have been distributed by software pirates who have hijacked Apple’s technology.

Reuters reports that so-called enterprise developer certificates are being used to allow people to stream music without ads and get around fees and rules in games – meaning Apple and legitimate app makers are losing money…

https://news.sky.com/story/pirate-developers-using-apple-tech-to-spread-hacked-iphone-apps-11636952

Unidentified hackers broke into the servers of email provider VFEmail on Monday, destroying all of the data from its US servers, by reformatting them and wiping all of them clean.

The hacking was identified after the company’s website and e-mail client went down without notice…

https://m.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Hackers-break-into-email-provider-delete-all-data-580427

Sky News recently launched an investigation into criminals who are targeting teens on social media such as Snapchat and Instagram. These fraudsters are promising these teens easy money in get rich quick scams, which are in fact, using them as money mules. Get Rich Quick Ads Using social media ads, the criminals talk victims into using their […]

https://latesthackingnews.com/2019/02/12/get-rich-quick-scams-use-teens-social-media-accounts-to-launder-money/

Old habits die hard, but they do eventually have to die. Microsoft knows there are still plenty of businesses and organizations out there using Internet Explorer because the outdated browser supports legacy web apps, but the company is asking people to finally let go of their old ways and to embrace a modern browser…

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/08/microsoft-internet-explorer-technical-debt/

On the 6 February, cyber-security firm Positive Technologies published its penetration testing activity report for 2018. The firm claimed that its researchers breached the external perimeter and gained access to the internal networks of 92 percent of the companies they tested…

https://latesthackingnews.com/2019/02/08/pen-testing-firm-claims-92-successful-breach-rate-of-their-clients/

It sounds like something straight out of a movie: an unsatisfied bank programmer discovers the perfect scheme for making an ATM spit out free money.

But apparently, this story is true: The South China Morning Post and China’s Daily Economic News report that 43-year-old Qin Qisheng managed to withdraw over 7 million yuan (upwards of $1 million USD) from ATMs operated by his employer, Huaxia Bank — all by exploiting a crazy loophole…

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/5/18212902/huaxia-bank-qin-qisheng-atm-loophole-hack-china

Security experts are warning Ubiquity users of a vulnerability that has already been exploited in the wild.

Last week, the researcher Jim Troutman, consultant and director of the Northern New England Neutral Internet Exchange (NNENIX), revealed that threat actors had been targeting Ubiquity installs exposed online. Remote attackers were targeting the networking devices exposed via a discovery service accessible on UDP port 10001.

According to the expert, the devices are affected by a DoS flaw that attackers were attempting to trigger…

https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/80685/hacking/ubiquity-vulnerable-devices.html

In iOS 12, Apple implemented the use of Shortcuts App into its voice assistant Siri. These shortcuts are designed to help users access applications and features so they can automate popular tasks. These shortcuts can also be integrated by third-party developers in their software. However, IBM has discovered that these shortcuts could be abused by hackers…

https://latesthackingnews.com/2019/02/03/ibm-discovers-malicious-use-of-apple-siri-shortcuts-app/